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Dublin has an abundance of sights and attractions to keep you busy during your stay in Dublin. However, should you wish to explore outside the city, the Grand Canal Dock Dart Station is conveniently located a short 2-minute walk from the hotel.  From the station, you can easily travel to any of Dublin's seaside towns and villages, discover their history and what makes them so charming.  Read on for some of Dublins most popular and stunning coastal towns.

Sandymount

An affluent coastal suburb in Dublin 4, Sandymount is filled with a variety of fantastic restaurants and cafes.  Sandymount Strand is a lovely, long stretch of sandy beach where the sea can be seen only at high tide and its promenade is very popular by walkers, joggers and cyclists alike.  

Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire (pronounced Dun Leery) is attractive, fascinating and every bit as delightful as you might expect.  Historically, Dun Laoghaire has always been a ‘Gateway to Ireland’ and its easy access to Dublin City and transport links nationwide makes it an ideal place to visit.

On Sundays, the Peoples Place market takes place and offers everything from clothing to homeware and produce to hot food stalls...it's not one to be missed!

Dalkey

A coastal town south of the city, Dalkey’s rich history is front and centre, with a 10th century church and two Norman castles right on the main street.  From Dalkey town, it is a short walk to the harbour, where you can take a boat trip to Dalkey Island. 

Dalkey is also home to U2’s Bono and The Edge, Enya, Neil Jordan, Van Morrison, just to anme a few!

Killiney

Killiney’s scenery will capture your imagination.  Killiney Bay is quite stunning and has been compared to the beautiful bay of Naples in Italy.  The beach is immensely popular among sea swimmers and walkers alike,  and is ideal for a family day out.

Malahide

A gorgeous town in North County Dublin, with an elegant view of Dublin Bay, picturesque Malahide has maintained its historic charm throughout the years.  Tours at Malahide Castle reveal what life was like for the Talbot family who lived there for almost 800 years, the beach is perfect for strolls and the town itself has much to keep you entertained.

Howth

Howth is a popular suburban town, best known for its idyllic fishing and yachting scene.  The cliff walk to the summit of Howth Head is stunning, with breathtaking views of Ireland’s Eye, Dublin Bay and Lambay Lighthouse. The pier is a delightful walk offering more views of Howth Town with restaurants that serve some of the best seafood in Dublin.

Skerries

Situated on a rocky peninsula, Skerries is a prosperous fishing town.  A beautiful place to visit with lovely walks, abundant wildlife and incredible views from the pristine coastline.

Greystones

Originally a small fishing village, Greystones is ideally located on the East Coast, south of Bray Head and easily accesible by train.  Greystones Beach is a mix of pebble and sand with bars and restaurants running the length of it.  We recommended grabbing a bite to eat and enjoying it on the beach for the best Greystones experience.

Bray

A busy urban and seaside resort, Bray is known as the Gateway to the Garden of Ireland.  Bray has something for everyone, from its rich heritage to its beautiful scenery and its extensive number of restaurants and stores.

Not to be missed is the Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk. The scenic walk offers up the most stunning views over the sea that won't be found anywhere else!